Alhamdulillah, I was able to take a trip to Qatar and Bahrain for Eid Al-Adha (the biggest holiday in the year for Muslims, celebrating Abraham’s faithfulness to God when he was asked to sacrifice his son Isaac). A group of girls from my program decided to … Continue reading vacationing in the Gulf
This past weekend I was lucky enough to go visit Petra and Wadi Rum with my program here. We left Thursday morning (yay, shortened week!) and spent the afternoon in Petra, followed by another short trip to Wadi Rum where we stayed in a Bedouin … Continue reading A Wonder of the World
I can’t believe I’m already on my third week here in Amman – time really does fly by! The heat, on the other hand, does not. Although mornings are somewhat pleasant, I feel as if I go through every day just slightly too sticky for … Continue reading learning a culture
Week one in Amman brought a lot of excitement all around; new people, new places, and, of course, new foods (my priorities are pretty fixed if you couldn’t tell). But I had somewhat forgotten that classes would eventually start, and I had totally blanked on … Continue reading study(?) abroad
“Oh, you’re going to the Middle East..? Well that’s going to be…interesting. Be safe!” That was essentially every reaction I received when I told friends and relatives that I was going to Jordan – “OH, Jordan by Syria and Israel! Wow!”. But having been here … Continue reading Ahlan wa Sahlan ya Amman!